LiCl flame test is red.
a) define what process
b)and transition between which energy levels?
2. The attempt at a solution
a)I believe that the process would be emission, as photons are emitted when energy is released
b)n=2 to n=1
I assumed that that would be the lowest energy transition, which would give us the greatest wavelength of visible light. My only question is why in the hydrogen spectrum is the transition from n=3 to n=2 red light, or anything to transition to n=2 is visible, whereas here would it be different as lithium has 3 e-? Would lithium also emit visible light from transition to n=2? So would n=3 to n=2 be the correct answer?